john legend

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john legend last won the day on September 19 2018

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    otaki just a memory now

    There was a grand plan back in the 90s to purchase land on the kapiti coast for a new racing centre for all 3 codes. What great vision alas nothing eventuated and costs to build a state of the art complex now prob 3 times as much. offset by sale of Trentham etc. A facility with function rooms ,cafes, TAB poss Gaming room etc. Wow what a great vision but of course without visionaries nothing happened and probably never will.!! Iwonder if Winston could utilise the regional fund for the investigation at least.Around the country we have adapted buildings .many 100 years old for current requirements .
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    jewels fields

    still think all stars will get 6 jewels even with some tough draws. TAB may run again a book on the number.and aussies 1 being All cashed up. 3 year trotters. {want some funds from jewels comp ha }
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    otaki just a memory now

    As per usual , I disagree with closing otaki track for harness racing. Mary Coleman and the team have put in a lot of effort over many years . Its not my level of expertise (nothing is )but galloping people like to blame a few days of harness racing for their track being badly affected for months after. So want to stop racing at many venues . Our experts feel they dont want to pay the rental anyway and prefer it stays at harness tracks eg. palmerston north which is laudible but the downside would be low interest from Kapiti region(growing rapidly)and for Otaki and south sponsors not much return at Palmerston north. Also HRNZ will be reducing meetings at manawatu so the addition of kapiti(otaki) will not be a real increase. (smoke and mirrors) . Lets not destroy the interest in huge parts of New Zealand which in turn does nothing for betting figures. And the Accountants wonder why its happening.?
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    jewels fields

    it seems this year non winners are going to get into our "national championships" Perhaps there could be a minimum requirement .For example 2year trot horses getting possible start with earnings of 890 dollars and 280 dollars (1x 4th)!!even 2 year fillies no win filly and 3860 earnings . bit farcical with all the hype around the top 3 or 4 earners. Still good luck to them. What is more farcical is Mick Guerin stating that the south Island home for the Jewels must be at Addington because he had a good time at the Silks room. Nice and warm. !!! The box seat also degenerated into a contest as to who of MG or GoC was the bravest most honest and cutting edge journalist . Sycophantic nonsense.
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    box seat ,debate on blood spinning

    I will look at our close neighbours first.Australia current rules on blood conditioning would fall under the Specified Prohibited substances.... IMHO. and I quote. Oxygen carriers....including "modified haemoglobin products". strictly prohibited. . Now Lee if haemoglobin means blood and separating parts of it means a 'modification" then .game set match. it is banned. Certainly the 2017 case against Mark was for using the serum and having a syringe for its use even before a trial( 48hrs and 24hs) showed the sensitivity back then. I maybe wrong on my assumptions so,feel free to correct me . especially on PRP.,IRAP.and ACS.
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    box seat ,debate on blood spinning

    did miss ya a.Iraklis ! look I agree not a big deal then why not let the Doctor answer a simple question. !?re the benefits iin total. It is done to repair horses quicker than normal and it is natural but is banned in some countries ? why? Just a tip on new TAB site a good clear concise 2 or 3 page informative sheet (save ink)on any race meeting is to get race up then go across top to pdf form and click on easy form. you get drivers/comments/ selections etc.
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    Oscar Bonavena

    Hope the aussie does turn up.def chance if he makes it a 1.59 mr horse over 1980 mtres so is at least equal to the 3 year old ruby.Every year many aussies are booked to come but for variety of reasons cancel.
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    Oscar Bonavena

    agree Blue, but jewels selection only on money won. so at present OB would be 1st ballot(only 1)and need a withdrawallto gain start. If he starts will be big chance.
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    box seat ,debate on blood spinning

    For those watching the boys and girl on the box seat reruns now available to see if legend had finally lost the plot I can assure you that hrnz or those owning the Box seat 15.5.19 have smoothed out the edited question and answer so now is "not there at all" to me it only emphasises their sensitivity as to the possibility of performance enhancing characteristics of the procedure. You cant fool all the people etc.... .
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    Oscar Bonavena

    Oscar is 13th on list at pres. and could start if cheerful pulls out.Has met trouble last 2 starts pos needs spell.Is Dads horse.
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    The Whitelocks

    feel a bit sorry for kayla marie as she seems destined to be a bridesmaid this season at least. Her day for a big race win will surely come one day. Lucky Whitelocks to have prob 2 of 3 best fillies in country. !
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    Simon Lawson

    Long owner, I too have trouble following your thread. It was greed and flouting one of the most fundamental rules of racing. The conclusion after the hearing which I was amazed Mr Lawson did not attend(not good look) was to remove the $8000.00 fine and put an additional 2.5 years as a disqualification. however with the costs of the hearings it did add up to around $5000.00 .(similar to a fine ) Your thoughts that a person thats admitting to a serious betting addiction has only ever acted in this way once and he got caught bigtime is naive to say the least. I wish him well for the future .As for you culling your mares ,because you disagree with the JCA doing their job now thats BS.Mr Lawson did come clean and wants to move on. lets hope you can do the same. (and I have done this myself having a 12 month "rest" away from racecourses some years ago)
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    Simon Lawson

    thanks Taku. A long read.Well done to the JCA. I wonder if they will revisit the part played by other industry participants. ?
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    box seat ,debate on blood spinning

    Iraklis, you normally keep me amused and informed.Buuuut. this instance I believe yur missing the interislander. and I am a bystander just wanting reasoned debate. however I agree roughest editing Ive seen but editing neverthe less. WHy. Why if there is nothing to hide edit at all. and blood spinning becomes conditioning. At $850 for 12 months count me in.
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    box seat ,debate on blood spinning

    the merits of this treatment are not in question as every trainer uses a range of remedies . What I question is why the determination to avoid the elephant in the lab, ? for those that missed it . (in replays) the question went .... We see that the system has healing anti inflammatory qualities but does it ..............screech.................... (my thought only, "can it have a positive effect on a horses racing ability"?? ) The secnd later the good doctor was smiling and muttered something inaudible. Come on team.